China’s largest port-base cold chain project
With a state-of-the-art mega-refrigerated warehouse project, the port of Nansha in southern China will be ready to meet the growing logistics needs of the cold chain in the region.
South China’s Port of Nansha, among the world’s five busiest container ports, is rising to meet cold chain logistics challenges with an ultramodern mega-warehouse complex project.
With a planned investment of over RMB 3.5 billion (EUR 450 million), the project aims to increase the port’s cold storage capacity to 460,000 tons.
The project includes six eight-story cold storage facilities, a refrigerated container yard capable of holding 430 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) for cargo and a building for demonstration use.
The warehouses will be outfitted with refrigerators and freezers that, respectively, can keep goods at a constant temperature of 0°C and -23°C, as well as free-standing convertible units to offer ultimate flexibility for different storage needs.
The project applies advanced refrigeration technologies such as photovoltaic power and intelligent systems for remote monitoring.
The facilities are planned to come into service by mid-2021. The project will support Nansha to become a major port of entry for meat, seafood, fruits and vegetables from overseas. With alongside depth of 17.4 meters, Port of Nansha can easily accommodate the largest container vessels of today and tomorrow.
Building on the port’s extensive multi-modal transportation network, food imports can reach over 570 million consumers throughout the Pearl River Delta, from Shenzhen to Hong Kong and Macao within one hour.
JARN, August 25, 2020
Photo: Guangzhou Daily